Fring, a leading app for making VOIP calls and chat conversations was in the news recently for the removal of skype support in the application, for which Fring was actually famous for. Skype seemed to have a problem with fring’s own VOIP service, so it withdrew service and released its own app in all the platforms.So, now Fring has come out as a direct competitor to skype by bringing a service called FRING OUT featuring 1 cent per minute call to all mobiles and landlines worldwide, now aint that interesting? Initially available only for Symbian, eventually would get onto iOS and Android.
PR after the break.
Press Release :
fring brings all the benefits of PC Internet calling with the convenience of mobile with its new fringOut service, offering worldwide mobile calls from 1c/minutefring adds complementary voice services to its leading mobile video calling
London, United Kingdom, 19 September 2010. fring, the mobile communication service that connects people with mobile-internet rich communication, now takes the benefits of mobile internet communication to a new level with the launch of fringOut.
In adding fringOut to its rich video offering, fring now enables users to make almost-free international calls to any regular landline or mobile phone throughout hundreds of worldwide destinations, with rates as low as 1¢ a minute. fringOut is easy to use and fully-integrated into the familiar fring mobile experience.
The tens of millions of fring community members continue to enjoy completely free calls, free video calls, live chat and more with friends on fring and popular online services, and now enjoy ‘almost-free’ calls to friends and family on any phone, anywhere, with fringOut directly from the integrated fring contact list.
“Hundreds of millions of people have tried low-cost internet calling on their PC or through restricted mobile offerings. With the launch of fringOut, fringsters can benefit from internet calling with the convenience of mobile without cumbersome wires and cables.” said Avi Shechter, Co-Founder & CEO of fring. “The fringOut service joins our leading video service, to create a fun, internet-rich, cost-effective mobile experience for our thriving community of tens of millions of fringsters.”
fring users have the freedom to choose how they communicate with their friends including using fring Internet calling to other fring users and other communities, fringOut, SIP or GSM.
fringOut is currently available for Nokia S60 (Symbian) devices and will soon be available on iPhone and Android devices.
Users can start using fringOut by downloading fring’s latest version and signing up to fringOut.
Update : via Fring, the call rates for various countries.
Usually, VOIP is ignored very much in India cos the mobile phone market penetration is high.But fring has made sure it counted india in its newly launched Fring out service. that too at
1 U.S. cent = 0.458295142 Indian rupees
It is equivalent to ~46 paise per minute, thats damn cheap 🙂